Species

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus) © Sergey Dereliev, www.dereliev-photography.com

 

AEWA covers 254 species of birds ecologically dependent on wetlands for at least part of their annual cycle, including many species of divers, grebes, pelicans, cormorants, herons, storks, rails, ibises, spoonbills, flamingos, ducks, swans, geese, cranes, waders, gulls, terns, tropic birds, auks, frigate birds and even the south African penguin.

All AEWA species cross international boundaries during their migrations and require good quality habitat for breeding as well as a network of suitable sites to support their annual journeys. International cooperation across their entire migratory range, as provided by AEWA, is therefore essential for the conservation and management of migratory waterbird populations and the habitats on which they depend.

 

Scientific name Common name Class Order Family CMS Instruments
Anas acuta Northern Pintail Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Anas erythrorhyncha Red-billed Teal Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Spatula hottentota Hottentot Teal Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Spatula querquedula Garganey Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Spatula clypeata Northern Shoveler Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Marmaronetta angustirostris Marbled Teal Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Netta rufina Red-crested Pochard Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Netta erythrophthalma Southern Pochard Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Aythya ferina Common Pochard Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Aythya fuligula Tufted Duck Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Somateria spectabilis King Eider Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Polysticta stelleri Steller's Eider Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Mergellus albellus Smew Aves Anseriformes Anatidae AEWA , CMS
Leucogeranus leucogeranus Siberian Crane Aves Gruiformes Gruidae AEWA , CMS
Anthropoides virgo Demoiselle Crane Aves Gruiformes Gruidae AEWA , CMS
Anthropoides paradiseus Blue Crane Aves Gruiformes Gruidae AEWA , CMS
Bugeranus carunculatus Wattled Crane Aves Gruiformes Gruidae AEWA , CMS
Grus grus Common Crane Aves Gruiformes Gruidae AEWA , CMS
Sarothrura boehmi Streaky-breasted Flufftail Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS
Sarothrura ayresi White-winged Flufftail Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS
Rallus caerulescens African Rail Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Crex egregia African Crake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA
Crex crex Corncrake Aves Gruiformes Rallidae AEWA , CMS